The Washington Post reports that speaking at the Parkland Magnet School for Aerospace Technology in Rockville, Md., President Bush told students that “math and science are ‘cool’ subjects” and that the country is in danger of losing jobs overseas unless more funding is directed towards those subjects. Bush renewed his push for the 10-year, $136 billion plan known as the “American Competitiveness Initiative.” The plan aims to improve both education and research in math and science, and was introduced in Bush’s State of the Union speech. The initiative includes a plan to train 70,000 high school teachers to lead AP math and science courses… (Note: This site requires free registration.)